Kyle Busch is on a great run right now and any chances post must start with him.
And coming right into a week with two successive wins and a race at a track at which he has three career victories, Busch is the man to beat once more. He is the favorite heading into the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in NASCAR.
This week has a few interesting storylines as Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. butted heads, and cars, at last season’s playoff race at Martinsville while Logano came away with the win.
Logano has seven top-10 finishes in his last 10 races at Martinsville including that win last year while Truex is no slouch himself together with six top-seven finishes in his past seven efforts at the half-mile track. These guys will fight it out for the win, but they will likely be fighting Busch for the success.
At this point it would be absurd to select anybody but Busch to win and that’s what we’re doing. He has the best auto and is outdriving everyone in NASCAR. He’s got a great opportunity this week to maneuver Richard Petty along with his 201st career win in NASCAR’s top three series.
The STP 500 can be seen Sunday at two p.m. ET on FS1.
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